Black cumin improves asthma control

Doctors know that people with asthma often have difficulty being consistent with conventional asthma medications. Earlier studies showed black cumin seed oil has benefits in inflammatory conditions such as asthma.

In this study, 60 people with asthma took a placebo or 500 mg of black cumin seed oil twice per day.

After four weeks, asthma control test scores had improved more for those taking black cumin seed oil compared to placebo. Doctors also measured levels of eosinophils, the white blood cells that increase as the body fights inflammatory conditions.

Eosinophil counts were more than three times lower in the black cumin group compared to placebo, a result doctors said was “a remarkable normalization.”  

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